Saturday, January 28, 2012

Minnesota Precinct Caucus

Minnesota Precinct Caucus

Minnesotans will elect precinct committeemen at the Minnesota Precinct Caucuses on February 7, 2012.

This is another opportunity to achieve a center of power and it won't come around again for another two years.


Most importantly, you have to show up at the caucus.

You must live within the precinct boundary.

You must be registered to vote (or 18 years old) and indicate a party affiliation for the party you want to represent.

I challenge you. Do you have what it takes to actually accomplish something of lasting effect? Or will you use one of your pat excuses? I've heard them all. (See The Power Is There for the Taking.)

To answer questions so that you can get yourself elected at your precinct caucus, Project City Hall will produce a live teleconference on February 1st (see below) to discuss strategy and answer your questions.

What:Minnesota Precinct Caucus Teleconference
When:Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm (Central)
Where:Your home or mobile telephone
Details:To receive teleconference call details, Sign up or text Minnesota PC, {your name}, {your e-mail address} to (973)498-8066

How to Determine Your Precinct

  1. Go to the Minnesota Election Caucus Finder or Republican Party of Minnesota Caucus Finder and enter your county, city, and address.
    For example:
  2. Note the Precinct Name and Precinct Code preceding the Caucus Location on the results page.
    For example:
    County: St. Louis
    Precinct Name: DULUTH P-9
    Precinct Code: 0180
    House Number Range: 201 - 699
    Street: N HAWTHORNE RD
  3. Write down the address for the party caucus and print a map if you need to.
    For example:
    Republican Party
    Duluth East High School
    301 N 40th Ave E
    Duluth MN 55804-2182
  4. On the Republican Party Caucus Finder, you can also find the name and contact information for the current BPOU1 leader, if any.
    For example:
    Pat Mast :: BPOU Chair
    2329 Frederick St
    Duluth MN 55803-1410

1 BPOU is the abbreviation for Basic Political Organization Unit. A BPOU consists of many precincts. In most cases, a BPOU is an entire county or, in counties with multiple State Senate or State House districts, a State Senate or State House District. However, it can be more complicated than this.

Preparing for the Caucus

When you have a plan, you don't have to guess what to do next. Written plans are always better than winging it. With that in mind, we've put together the Precinct Committee Candidate Checklist to give you a starting point for your plan.

  1. Call your county executive committee and ask how many precinct committeemen your precinct can elect.
  2. Ask for the names of each of the current precinct leaders and their contact information (e-mail address and telephone number).
  3. Ask if a precinct committeeman was elected in the previous election cycle, how many people from the precinct voted at the caucus, and how many votes were cast for each nominated precinct committeemen on the ballot.
  4. Join other Minnesotans on the live teleconference call (see above) where you can ask questions.
  5. Prepare printed information about yourself so that you can quickly communicate the information to everyone you meet (your neighbors) from your precinct.
  6. Prepare printed information about any party platform ideas that you have.

Winning the Election

Winning a precinct election is easy, even with someone running against you, which is rare. You can do it if you prepare in advance and have a plan. Many people are looking for leaders and will accept almost anyone who simply steps up to lead. Just look at your current set of elected officials for proof of that.

After the Election

  1. Get a current copy of your state party executive committee by-laws and of your county party executive committee by-laws.
  2. Find out from the out-going county party executive committee when the organizational meeting is scheduled to elect new officers.
  3. Keep in touch, because we'll be producing training teleconferences about all the aspects of being an effective precinct committeeman.

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who wants to take their country back.
  • Anyone who values freedom and liberty.
  • If you're already a precinct committeeman, attend to encourage others and to relate your own experience.
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